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Niagara Gorge R.R.

 
 
Niagara Gorge R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 8, 2020
1. Niagara Gorge R.R. Marker
Inscription.  
Niagara Gorge R.R.
Trolleys traveled scenic
route along gorge here
to Niagara Falls 1895-1935.
President Wm. McKinley rode
trolley September 6, 1901

 
Erected 2020 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 577.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists.
 
Location. 43° 9.941′ N, 79° 2.797′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from South 4th Street ¼ mile south of Tuscarora Street. Marker is in Artpark State Park, west of the main parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston NY 14092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Demler (a few steps from this marker); The Gully and Portage Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Landing Archeological District (within shouting distance
Niagara Gorge R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 8, 2020
2. Niagara Gorge R.R. Marker
The trolley roadbed was here, behind the marker. The Niagara River is in the background. The single plank barrier was where a bridge carried the tracks over a gully and southward into the gorge towards Niagara Falls.
of this marker); Welcome to Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lower Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cradles (about 500 feet away); The Magazin Royale (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. The marker was set in 2020 by Artpark. The grant for the marker was solicited by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Regarding Niagara Gorge R.R.. President McKinley rode the trolley in the morning. In the afternoon, he attended the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo where he was assassinated by an anarchist.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Niagara Gorge Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Niagara Gorge Beltline book - Niagara Frontier Chapter, NRHS. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Plaques commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park. 2020 article by Joshua Maloni in the Niagara Wheatfield/North Tonawanda Tribune. (Submitted on September 21, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Niagara Gorge R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 8, 2020
3. Niagara Gorge R.R. Marker
View towards Artpark parking lot.
Niagara Gorge R.R. Giant Rock image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 30, 2020
4. Niagara Gorge R.R. Giant Rock
This is the Giant Rock in the gorge, often pictured with a trolley passing by; see two such images on the Wikipedia link. This is the best image I could capture, obscured by leaves.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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